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Cet hiver, j’ai composé la musique du merveilleux téléroman O’. Produit par Sovimage et réalisée par Éric Tessier, cette série nous fait découvrir la famille O’Hara, avec tous ses hauts et ses bas. C’est la première fois qu’on m’a confié une série dramatique et ce fût une joie totale! La qualité des textes, le jeu des comédiens, la direction photo, le montage, la direction des acteurs, etc – tout est de si grande qualité que je n’ai eu aucun problème à trouver ma muse, mon inspiration. La seule contrainte (si on peut appeller ça une contrainte) fût d’avoir une écriture très mélodique. Éric m’a donné beaucoup de liberté quand au choix des instruments, des couleurs et après seulement deux ou trois semaines, le monde musical de O’ a pris sa forme finale. J’ai surtout utilisé ces instruments : piano, guitare et basse électriques, violons, violoncelle, hang drum, dulcimer et de textures synthétisées (Omnisphere de Spectrasonics). Je suis très heureux de savoir que je fais partie de l’équipe pour la deuxième saison – j’ai déjà hâte!
Pour entendre des exemples de la musique, veuillez visiter ma page à Soundcloud.
This past winter, I composed the music for the wonderful Quebec television series O’ (TVA). Produced by Sovimage and directed by Eric Tessier, this series follows the highs and lows of the O’Hara family. This is the first time that I have had the opportunity to work on a dramatic series and it was a total joy! The quality of the writing, the acting, the photography, editing, directing of the actors, etc, was so great that I had little trouble finding my muse, my inspiration. The only restriction (if one can call it that) was that the music had to be very melodic. From the outset, Eric gave me much freedom in the choice of instruments, colour, and within 2 or 3 weeks the musical world of O’ had been defined. I mostly limited myself to the following instruments: piano, electric guitar and bass, strings, hang drum, and synthesizer textures (Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere ). I’m very happy to know that I will be back on the team for the second season – I can’t wait!
If you wish to hear some of the music of the series, please visit my Soundcloud page.
I’m excited to share my latest score, for the Discovery television film Curisosity – What Sank Titanic? The film looks at what really happened on the ship, based on true accounts from the survivors, and is narrated by Bill Paxton, from the hit series Big Love. I had the great pleasure of working with the British Emmy-nominated production team Dangerous Films (Zodiak Mediagroup), and in particular the terrific music supervisor Richard Todman. The music is a combination of virtual orchestra, synthesizers and percussion, and features the young Montreal vocalist Fletcher Bryce. It is only playing on US television, and available on US iTunes, but it will go worldwide in 2012, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
You can view some video excerpts by clicking here
Sunday, Sept 04 Discovery US
Thursday, Sept 08 Science Channel
On iTunes US
I’m thrilled to report that my latest score, the soundtrack to the TV film, Who Is Simon Miller?, will air on NBC, Saturday August 6, at 8pm.
This is a family-friendly thriller set in various parts of Europe, and it features Christine Baranski, Skyler Day, Loren Dean, Robyn Lively and Drew Koles. It was true joy working with the production team from Montreal’s Muse Entertainment, and getting a chance to sit and work with the talented director, Paolo Barzman. His directions really helped shape the sound of the soundtrack, which features dramatic virtual-orchestra cues, rocked by guitar and driving rhythms. Here’s the promo (not my music):
Every time I play with my Roland SH-5, I feel like I’m taking the controls of a spaceship of some kind! What an amazing chameleon, this mid-70s synthesizer is: soft, harsh, simple, complex, funky, spaced-out, out-of-control, sweet sounds can be easily coaxed out of it with a little love. The filters are particularly musical, rich, and the ability to mix 5 different sources allows me to create a whole range of tones. Of course, there’s no patch-saving of any kind, so every sound you create remains the same only as long as you don’t touch anything… which is impossible! So I hit ‘record’ and twist away madly, joyously lost in the ever-bountiful ocean of analog waves.
Here’s an example of what its filters sound like:
I’m thrilled to share that the series I composed music for last year, CBC’s 18 To Life, will air in the US this summer, on the CW television network. CW is now the 5th largest network after the big three and Fox. 18 To Life will air in back-back-episodes from 9 to 10 pm, on Tuesday nights starting August 3. Read more here.